So along with playing Skyrim, which I will delve into in a later post but will summarize saying: it’s awesome if you really relish open-world experiences. I ended just now because my next quest was easily a 20 minute run away.
But anyways, so along with playing some Skyrim, I actually spend the majority of today working as assistant (IE new) producer on my boyfriends feature-length film, Trash and Progress. It’s his first feature, and he’s been working on it off and on for 3 years. We’ve decided to get this thing done and screened by the end of January, and were doing some final ADR recordings today.
Why is this relevant to this blog? Because I continue to see my unemployed friends making a mistake: they say “I’m treating applying for work as a full-time job” but instead of the 40hrs/week that would entail, the spend 15 hours a day for two days and the burn out and watch TV, play video games, stay out late, etc. and don’t complete the important follow-up and balance that is required.
I offered to help produce Abe’s movie because it both sounded like fun and was still a bit relevant to what I want to do: produce creative projects. It let me both watch how a different creative team communicated, while taking a breather from “work” and enjoying a day with friends.
So remember, while you pursue a new career, job, or education be sure to keep balanced time between friends, activities, and work. 40 hours in 2 days of one is NOT healthy nor will it lead to much success.